Nintendo eShop Update: 12th July 2018 (North America)

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This week’s Nintendo eShop releases for North America are in, delivering new demos and games for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS – as well as plentiful discounts across all platforms.

Nintendo eShop Sales
Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week on Nintendo of America’s website.

Nintendo Switch Demos

  • Fill-a-Pix: Phil’s Epic Adventure, Lightwood Games – Free
    Fill-a-Pix is a new picture logic puzzle from the makers of Pic-a-Pix Deluxe, but with huge, scrollable puzzles up to 100 squares wide, you’ll reveal pictures much larger and more detailed than ever before! Often described as a mix of minesweeper and picross, each clue number shows how many squares in a block of nine – the clue itself, plus the eight squares around it – should be filled in black.
  • Ultra Space Battle Brawl, Toge Productions – Free
    Fight against your friends in a super-silly-yet-most-awesome-intergalactic-definitely-not-baseball-fight-ever! Sit next to your opponent in this couch party battle game that will make your neighbour wish you were not there, or they were there with you making noise and have a really great time together.

Nintendo Switch Games

  • ACA NEOGEO The Super Spy, Hamster Corporation – $7.99
    The Super Spy is an action game released by SNK in 1990. Punch, kick and use guns to fight off terrorists as you make your way through the building to rescue their captives. Defeating enemies earns experience, which can be used in a Role Playing Game-like feature to level up.
  • Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion, Outright Games – $39.99 (available Tuesday 17th July)
    The Land of Ooo is underwater and it’s up to Finn and Jake to find out why. Join our heroes as they explore the high seas, search for hidden clues, interrogate shady suspects and fight pirates to solve the mystery and save their waterlogged world!
  • Assault Gunners HD Edition, Marvelous Entertainment – $9.99
    Assault Gunners HD Edition puts you in control of the Peace Keeping Force known as DAT and along with your three allied Battle Mechs, you must attempt to save Earth’s Migrants and the Mars Colonies as a whole from the threat of the ANTS uprising. Who or what could be leading this threat against Mars, and the new planned perfect utopia for humanity?
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Nintendo – $39.99
    Captain Toad stars in his own puzzling quest on the Nintendo Switch system and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Our stubby hero must dodge dangers and track treasures across many trap-filled courses. Survive smouldering volcanoes, hazardous steam engines, haunted houses and even new courses based on the Super Mario Odyssey game. Luckily, in the Nintendo Switch version, a second player can join in to help toss turnips at enemies.
  • Darts Up, EnjoyUp Games – $2.99
    Darts Up is a fun game of darts in which you will have complete control over aiming thanks to the motion sensor. You can play with your friends and family, up to a maximum of four Players. There is also a combo mode with special moves and, most importantly, an arcade mode with an online ranking table, where you can compare your best scores with friends and players from around the world.
  • Epic Loon, Ukuza – $14.99
    They were locked away in stasis, hidden from the human world, in an antiquated piece of obsolete entertainment tech known as a VHS cleaner tape. Their restful prison, where they would remain until the end of time, was foolproof. But thanks to a greedy shop owner and an analog cinephile named Joe, those mischievous creatures not of this world were free once more. They would make Joe pay for disturbing their slumber. Become the alien. Invade Joe’s prized film collection. Dodge his remote-controlled attacks as you destroy that which he most cherishes.
  • Fill-a-Pix: Phil’s Epic Adventure, Lightwood Games – $7.99
    Fill-a-Pix is a new picture logic puzzle from the makers of Pic-a-Pix Deluxe, but with huge, scrollable puzzles up to 100 squares wide, you’ll reveal pictures much larger and more detailed than ever before! Often described as a mix of minesweeper and picross, each clue number shows how many squares in a block of nine – the clue itself, plus the eight squares around it – should be filled in black.
  • Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Express Raider, FTE Games – $7.99
    Save the Old West, with your rifle and your horse, from thieving Train Robbers.
  • Hand of Fate 2, Defiant Development – $29.99 (available Tuesday 17th July)
    Hand of Fate 2 is a dungeon crawler set in a world of dark fantasy. Master a living board game where every stage of the adventure is drawn from a deck of legendary encounters chosen by you! Choose wisely – your opponent, the enigmatic Dealer, will pull no punches as he shapes you into the instrument of his revenge.
  • Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!, Rising Star Games – $14.99
    A hero isn’t a hero at all without the right weapon… or a shop to buy one from! Become the man (sorry, potato) behind the heroes, forging amazing weapons and selling them on for tasty profits in Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!, a hilarious mash-up of management and simulation.
  • Hunting Simulator, Bigben Interactive – $39.99 (available Tuesday 17th July)
    A true simulation of hunting, Hunting Simulator offers players hours and hours of immersion in the open wild with single and multiplayer modes, a multitude of hunting areas, and hundreds of objectives to accomplish. Developed using the Unreal 4 Engine, the game presents some of the most well-known hunting regions such as the mountains of Colorado, the oak forests of France, and the snowy plains of Alaska. Each hunting area is populated by numerous different and realistic looking animals, each possessing an authentic set of behaviours.
  • Let’s Sing 2018, Plug In Digital – $39.99 (available Tuesday 17th July)
    Warm up those vocal chords, enter the virtual stage and experience the best Let’s Sing ever made! Exclusively chosen playlist: 30 top tracks including The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – Closer, Lukas Graham – 7 Years, Charlie Puth – Attention, Gnash ft. Olivia O’Brien – I Hate U, I Love U, Queen – We Are The Champions, Kygo ft. Parson James – Stole The Show and OneRepublic – Counting Stars.
  • Mugsters, Team17 – $14.99 (available Tuesday 17th July)
    Mugsters is a physics-based, supercharged, action-packed puzzler with sandbox levels where you must outrun, out-manoeuvre and outsmart your enemies by experimenting with different vehicles, environmental traps and explosives. Mugsters is focused on the players’ creativity. Break out the prisoners, collect the crystals and get the heck out of dodge any way you can!
  • Octopath Traveler, Nintendo – $59.99
    Eight travelers. Eight adventures. Eight roles to play in a new world brought to life by Square Enix. Explore each traveler’s story and use her or his abilities in and out of battle. Will you expand your horizons as the Merchant or track down a traitor as the Warrior? Where will you go? Who will join you? You alone can choose your path.
  • Radio Hammer Station, Arc System Works – $6.99
    A popular radio station spreading its love of groove with some the best DJs in the world. Providing tunes to groove to throughout the day. Its true purpose is to serve as the radio station of justice, beating evil down with a ginormous hammer! To ensure peace and harmony, RADIO HAMMER continues to go live with style!
  • Red Hot Ricochet, Everook – $9.99
    It’s high noon in this barren wasteland, and only one of you is making it out alive. Sure, you could try and shoot them right between the eyes – but where’s the fun in that? Red Hot Ricochet is an intense game of ricochet duels, and you’ll need wise shooting, lucky bounces, and a bit of triggernometry to win.
  • Super Destronaut DX, Ratalaika Games – $4.99
    Inspired by an arcade classic, Super Destronaut DX is retro space shooter that pits you against an enemy more dreaded than a UFO, a scoreboard.
  • Super Volley Blast, Unfinished Pixel – $9.99
    Are you ready to have a blast and become the best volleyball player in the world? Super Volley Blast is an over the top beach volley game that provides plenty of fun for you and your friends. Unique features like the story mode, where 1 or 2 players will face 7 teams formed by some cool personalities, or a complete avatar editor that will allow to bring yourself, family and friends or your favourite celebrities to the court.
  • Star Story: The Horizon Escape, Forever Entertainment – $9.99
    Star Story: The Horizon Escape is a turn-based, adventure game with text-rpg elements. Tune into the story of the aspiring space-archaeologist Van Klik on his mission to the mysterious planet of Horizon!
  • The Mooseman, Sometimes You – $6.29 (available Wednesday 18th July)
    You are the Mooseman and you have the ability to see all that is hidden to the mortal eye. You are about to visit three layers of this universe – the first one is the Lower World where the spirits of the dead reside. Welcome to the mysterious world of ancient myth, based on finno-ugric culture of bygone pagan times.
  • Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded, NIS America – $49.99 (available Tuesday 17th July)
    Set out on an all-new adventure with Reimu, Marisa, Sanae, and more of your favorite Touhou characters! The land of Gensokyo once again plunges into darkness as a new mystery unfolds. What mysteries await in the Tower of Desire?
  • Vertical Strike: Endless Challenge, Active Gaming Media – $4.99 (available Wednesday 18th July)
    A flight-based action game designed to be easy to pick up and enjoy right away, and playable over short timeframes. Take advantage of the myriad weapon combinations at your disposal and achieve dangerously high levels of maneuverability by disabling your Alpha Limiter to spear your way through waves of enemy attacks.

Nintendo 3DS Games

  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Nintendo – $39.99
    Captain Toad stars in his own puzzling quest on the Nintendo Switch system and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Our stubby hero must dodge dangers and track treasures across many trap-filled courses. Survive smouldering volcanoes, hazardous steam engines, haunted houses and even new courses based on the Super Mario Odyssey game. Luckily, in the Nintendo Switch version, a second player can join in to help toss turnips at enemies.
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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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